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Our Brain Tumour Information Pack can help you better understand your diagnosis and feel confident talking to your medical team.
If your doctor (GP or A&E doctor) suspects you have a brain tumour, they will refer you to a specialist, such as a neurologist. These are specialists in brain and nerve disorders. If they suspect a child has a brain tumour, they will refer them to a paediatrician.
The specialist will:
They may also look at the back of your eyes to see if there is any swelling of the optic disc. Any swelling is a sign of raised pressure inside the skull, which could be a sign of a brain tumour.
Acoustic neuromas can be difficult to diagnose as their symptoms can be similar to other conditions.
Diagnosis can also be delayed as the hearing loss may be put down to age-related hearing loss or exposure to high levels of noise earlier in life.
Acoustic neuromas are usually diagnosed after:
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